Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th May 2009, 13:48   #106
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 508
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by guptad42 View Post
Absence of a remote boot release in difficult to understand. It's very common to have security open up the boot while entering an office block or a shopping area these days. Having to shut-off the engine, get down/hand over the key, get the boot checked and then restart the engine for the last hundred meters to park the car -this one is a major nuisance. The scenario applies the most to young professional families - the primary market segment for Ritz.

Maruti, please add the remote boot release.
I agree! They should at least offer it as an accessory as Ford does it for Ikon.
manish7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 13:51   #107
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 44,106
Thanked: 64,954 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d3mon View Post
It just struck me that the dash mounted tacho might actually be saving Maruti some money after all!
Not to mention, the same tacho can be used in LHD & RHD variants!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep View Post
Thanks for the review, GTO. Good to hear that the petrol engine is a gem (who wants to rev up beyond 5k after all in a tall boy?).
I did! And it was a heck of a lot of fun on the empty roads. This li'l 1.2 engine is a true jewel.

Quote:
p.s. Seems the rear seats do not offer enough thigh support?
Good observation. It was par for the class, but not in the league of a Vista or Getz.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW-X5 View Post
I liked the car except for those skinny tyres.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pashin View Post
Great Review GTO. The car looks great except for the motorcycle tyres that spoil the show.
Well, tyres are the easiest to change! The ZXi comes shod with 185's though.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:07   #108
BHPian
 
KRf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NCR / BLR
Posts: 339
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

First of all a great Scoop and Review GTO . Brilliant attention to detail and pictures cover almost everything. Could we have some pictures of the engine also?
This looks like another assembeled product from the Maruti Suzuki Parts Bin. The diesel engine and steeering , ash tray are obvious at first glance and I am sure under the Ritzy styling there will be more swift,sx4,a star lurking inside.

Maruti seems to have cracked the premium hatch secret formula which seems to be Great Looks + Peppy Engine / Frugal Diesel + VFM Pricing
+ Maruti Service .

Is this the begning of the end of i20 ?

Seems to be directly aimed for those looking to upgrade from not only the in house Wagon R but also the original tall boy (in India atleast) the santro which has a huge customer base. The Koreans are in trouble again ?

I think this is a masterstroke from Maruti which will now grab even more marketshare.

What happens to Vista and Palio now with the multijet in not one but two Marutis now ?!
KRf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:21   #109
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 256
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Really detailed review and thanks for all the pics

I thought the HU was standard and was touch screen.
Maybe expecting too much

Nice to know the petrol engine is a gem.This will ideally appeal to older people who thought the Swift was a bit more flamboyant for them.

The tacky plastics,common for Maruti,is the big letdown.

Slightly off-topic,but does anyone have any idea about any new updates to the SX4?
joy_swift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:43   #110
BHPian
 
ashishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Hyd/Bom
Posts: 121
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

good review.. short, sweet and to the point.

the car doesn't look appealing to me though
ashishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:47   #111
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 44,106
Thanked: 64,954 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joy_swift View Post
Slightly off-topic,but does anyone have any idea about any new updates to the SX4?
Look up Sidindica's new scoop thread. SX4 coming with VVT (variable valve timing) engine and a 1.6 Fiat diesel. Confirmed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KRf1 View Post
Brilliant attention to detail and pictures cover almost everything. Could we have some pictures of the engine also?
Here's some more pictures (including of the engine bay).

In no particular order:

Name:  DSC01543.JPG
Views: 3363
Size:  68.9 KB

Name:  DSC01553.JPG
Views: 3327
Size:  78.6 KB

Name:  DSC01554.JPG
Views: 3347
Size:  85.6 KB

Name:  DSC01559.JPG
Views: 3321
Size:  93.6 KB

Name:  DSC01571.JPG
Views: 3307
Size:  71.7 KB

Name:  DSC01579.JPG
Views: 3288
Size:  61.2 KB

Name:  DSC01580.JPG
Views: 3101
Size:  63.9 KB

Name:  DSC01592.JPG
Views: 3065
Size:  84.0 KB

Name:  DSC01607.JPG
Views: 3021
Size:  61.6 KB

Name:  DSC01608.JPG
Views: 2986
Size:  52.4 KB

Name:  DSC01621.JPG
Views: 2998
Size:  85.9 KB
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:54   #112
BHPian
 
pradster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Delhi
Posts: 283
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

@ GTO: Any comment on the quality of the plastics used in the dash and the doors? the switches do look a lil fragile, if I may say so.
Also did you hear any faint rattles? I know its too early but given the broad swift experiance did the car seem like it would go down the same alley?
pradster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:56   #113
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: thane
Posts: 741
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

oh my god!!

what have they done to the rear end??
from side profile it looks like its had a hit from behind

thanx GTO for a wonderful review and some great pics as well!
three cheers for team-bhp as well.being invited for exclusive test drive is great maan!

GTO how would you rate the swift DDiS VS ritz DDiS as far as the fun to drive and the engine performance is concerned?
shantyrocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 14:59   #114
BHPian
 
loving_alaap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 805
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Yet another typical Maruti car.

Average looking (from outside & inside), average Handling & riding & probably with good FE & low maintenance.

When will maruti launch a real good car (like Honda, Toyota or even Hyundai)
loving_alaap is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 15:00   #115
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: TN38
Posts: 939
Thanked: 88 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)
Default http://www.marutisuzukiritz.com/

Count down started, Just 90:2:30.
agbenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 15:08   #116
BHPian
 
pradster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Delhi
Posts: 283
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loving_alaap View Post
When will maruti launch a real good car (like Honda, Toyota or even Hyundai)
Considering the sales of their current products, probably never.
Take a look globally, this is what suzuki sells everywhere add some crap take away some crap.
pradster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 15:13   #117
TOR
BHPian
 
TOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 263
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

GTO-thanks for the review and the new photos.

Few observations:

-the coolant reservoir seems quite weathered-might be this car was used as a test vehicle here.What was the odo reading on the car?

-the interior trim seems to have different quality levels, the textured trim on the dash looks fabulous. The trim on the internal arm rest and that covering the ORVM adjustment is quite tacky.

-the 'bellow'-gear stick boot seems to be a little downmarket.

-the split seats are a welcome addition.

-the air volume adjusters on the air vents are also welcome.
TOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 15:21   #118
Senior - BHPian
 
hellstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,071
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Look up Sidindica's new scoop thread. SX4 coming with VVT (variable valve timing) engine and a 1.6 Fiat diesel. Confirmed.


@ GTO thats an extremely comprehensive report that you have given there through the pages .

The 1.6 Fiat diesel in SX4 is something which i am eagerly looking forward to , even more curious as to how much horse the FIAT mill will churn out , but i guess i gotta wait for sidindia to post that.
hellstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 15:25   #119
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 16,668
Thanked: 5,085 Times
Default

Engine bay is exact same as swift d lol, what about petrol's engine bay?
Jaggu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2009, 15:27   #120
Team-BHP Support
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 14,801
Thanked: 2,312 Times
Default

Quote:
-the air volume adjusters on the air vents are also welcome.
Where did you see that?
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maruti WagonR : Test Drive & Review Eddy Official New Car Reviews 651 26th November 2016 22:59
Maruti Swift : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 2780 21st November 2016 19:57


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:18.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks